PJ Harvey behind music in current London production of Hamlet

The character of Ophelia plays Harvey's score

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It has been revealed that PJ Harvey composed part of the score for the Young Vic’s current production of Hamlet in London.

The show, which runs until January 21, 2012 and stars Michael Sheen in the title role, sees the character of Ophelia - played by Vinette Robinson – performing some of Harvey’s compositions live on stage, reports Wears The Trousers.

PJ Harvey’s Mercury Music Prize winning album ‘Let England Shake’ is among the nominees for the Uncut Music Award 2011. The award, which is given out by NME's sister magazine Uncut, sees the "most exciting, inspirational and rewarding album of the last 12 months" chosen from a shortlist of eight by a panel of judges, which will include Uncut editor Allan Jones.

Also nominated for the award are Bill Callahan, Fleet Foxes, Josh T Pearson, Paul Simon and Gillian Welch.

The winner of the award will be announced in the new issue of
Uncut, which is on UK newsstands on November 27 or available digitally.

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